The grass MIGHT be greener on the other side…but that’s just one opinion. It might be greener over on this side, too.
Have you ever worn something that you just weren’t crazy about, feeling like you were having a “bad outfit” day, only to have someone tell you how nice you look? You suddenly wonder if you just lack self-confidence, or if that person needed an eye exam. “Really?” you ask. “This old thing? I left the house in a hurry, and just grabbed something to throw on.” In your opinion, you’re not the best you could be, but to someone else, you look lovely!
I recently went to a customer’s home, and commented on how cute her bathroom was decorated. She responded with, “Oh, please excuse that bathroom. I’m going to change that color, soon.”
I thought it was fresh, and colorful. She saw something different. When I told her why I liked it, she couldn’t believe it. “My husband has complained about that bathroom since I painted it last year, and now he’s made me so self-conscious about it every time we have company! Do you really like the color? If you like the color, and the way I decorated, then maybe it’s not bad. Maybe it’s just him. I like the color!” She was feeling better about her choice. It’s nice to have another set of eyes view what you look at every day. We become accustomed to seeing ourselves and our homes a certain way. When someone else sees us, or something we have, they may have a totally different perspective. It’s refreshing! It’s not always positive, but it’s important to realize that people view things differently, and opinions are just that…opinions.
Now I know taste is all relative. If you love orange, and I don’t, then of course you’re going to love that orange front door, and I’m already thinking what other color I’d choose. But in the big scheme of things, it comes down to one thing…what makes you happy.
One gal might carry a fancy, expensive name-brand purse, and another might carry an inexpensive, functional one, but in this case, the beauty (and practicality) is in the eyes of the owner. Just because something is bigger, more expensive, or more trendy, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better! It just means that the person who has it, likes it, and feels good about it. Just as liking something practical, doesn’t make it any less than liking something extravagant. It’s a matter of taste.
What am I telling you? I’m saying that sometimes it is so very nice to get someone else’s fresh perspective. Whether it is our appearance, something we own, or where we live, we can become unable to see things in a new light. That patio furniture may be hum-drum to you, but to someone else, it can be comfy and welcoming. Your living room curtains may seem ordinary, but to a visitor in your home, they might be tasteful or traditional, matching the décor perfectly. Who is right? The only person you need to make happy is you. I’m just saying you might already have succeeded in achieving the right “look” and not even realized it. Don’t second-guess you. Appreciate other’s observations, and be grateful for their outlook.
Just be happy with you, and where you are, that’s what life is all about.
Tami Loves… new perspectives and feeling good!